Category: Winged Victory

  • Want to Stop Drinking? Blog Away from “Wine o’Clock”

    Woman writing her way sober

    I published my first public blog post in March of 2016. I had never intended to blog or had any interest in writing until I stumbled over a website called Hello Sunday Morning while searching blogs to help me stop drinking. You see I was 50 years old, the mother of an 11 and 15-year-old, […]

  • Join the Peaceful Revolution Against the Tyranny of Addiction

    Portugal has become well known for its drug decriminalization policy that encourages heroin addicts to seek treatment. Although I have lived in Portugal for almost 28 years I never gave this progressive drug policy much thought until I read Johann Hari’s book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs […]

  • The Truth Behind the Statistics for Alcohol Awareness Month

    Calculations on Computer Don't get lost in the numbers it's personal alcohol awareness month

    April is Alcohol Awareness Month in the United States. Alcohol Awareness Month should be an important event considering current statistics of alcohol-related death, disease, and dependence but statistics can be mind-numbing. When I see the number 95,000 representing annual deaths by alcohol abuse in the United States, it is hard to wrap around the significance […]

  • Finding Empowerment in Demystifying Sober

    Winged Victory Demystifying Sober BOOM Community Online support to stop drinking

    I struggled with my drinking for years, even after it became obvious to me that I had a problem with alcohol, because I felt like I needed to drink. Alcohol had always been a part of the landscape in my world. Alcoholism was discussed in my family as something that could be in my future […]

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